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Posted on 09-21-2011

spa_stones_med_1.jpgSometimes you have to think beyond traditional practices to reach the root of the problem. That's what Applied Kinesiology (AK) seeks to do with a holistic approach to diagnosing and treating spinal, neck and back pain. Our Indianapolis clinic has added this tool to our arsenal to help us help you live a pain-free life without painful and costly surgery and potentially harmful prescription drugs.  Our chiropractor, Dr. Bax is skilled in assisting you create a balance between skeletal alignment, a positive mental attitude and good nutritional health.

What is Applied Kinesiology?


Developed in 1964 by Dr. George Goodheart, Applied Kinesiology uses the theory that every organ dysfunction has a corresponding muscle weakness. This approach seeks a balance of the structural, chemical and mental aspects of a person's health. According to the AK principle, having the three areas in balance leads to good health and general well-being.

To access the muscle response, a patient is given a manual muscle test in a targeted area. This isn't a test of strength; rather it's an evaluation of the muscle's tension and response. A poor response can indicate imbalances and stress in a particular area of the body.

At Dr. David Bax Injury and Rehabilitation Center in Indianapolis, we utilize Applied Kinesiology diagnosing the source of your pain or injury. Our chiropractor, Dr. Bax has taken more than 200 hours of coursework in the subject and finds the principle very helpful in understanding the cause of a patient's health problems.

In addition to AK, our chiropractic clinic offers chiropractic care, cold laser therapy, massage therapy, nutrition counseling and physical therapy. We take a total wellness approach to treating your pain by discovering the source of your condition and treating the source.

Have you had recent experience with AK? Was it useful in treating your back or neck pain?
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